Retired Marine Lt. Col. Oliver North called the MS-13 gang the "ISIS of the Western Hemisphere."
"MS-13 is the ISIS, the Al Qaeda, the Taliban of the Western Hemisphere," North told host Julie Banderas. The gang is a "brutal, vicious organization," he said, whose members "torture, behead, murder, extort, terrorize, and they raise money the same way as ISIS with robbery, drugs and ransom."
President Trump delivered a speech Friday in Long Island, N.Y., with a clear message to gang members, many of whom are illegal immigrants from El Salvador. The president promised to find, arrest, jail, and deport MS-13 members, encouraging law enforcement not to be "too nice" to criminals.
The former Marine called the president's speech "spot-on," adding that America's southern border is "still too porous."